Custom Build

April 21, 2015 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Home Improvement

For Kevin and Amy Brokaw, it’s the small details that make their home their home. Little, unexpected things—wallpaper that looks like industrial-chic metal panels. An undercounter cabinet that pulls out to reveal rows of wine-glass […]

In the Land of Make Believe

March 24, 2015 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Music, Publications

Somewhere on the fringes of Downtown Omaha, behind a retractable gate that only evokes dystopian fantasies, in an industrial complex turned swanky domicile turned half-built musical fortress, sits Rick Carson, deliberately strumming a Telecaster through […]

Bricks & Molder

February 24, 2015 · Posted In: Business, Downtown, Encounter, People, Places

Originally published in March/April 2015 Encounter magazine. The rustic charm of Jackson Street Booksellers is practically an undisputed fact amongst Omahans. Narrow and crooked aisles, packed with books, wind back into the store in a […]

Invasion of the Hudlies!

January 19, 2015 · Posted In: Business, Downtown, Encounter, In the Office

Hudl, the Lincoln-based sports video editing company, is now making its presence felt in Omaha and shows no signs of slowing down. In September, Hudl opened a new location in the Old Market at 1013 […]

A Family Downtown

December 9, 2014 · Posted In: Downtown, Downtown, Encounter, Family, Lifestyle, People

It helps to have an elevator. Which is just what Kristin Brown tells friends and the curious whenever they ask how in the world she’s going to get that baby stroller and other infant paraphernalia […]

Marian Fey

December 3, 2014 · Posted In: Art, Downtown, Encounter, Lifestyle, People

Marian Fey moved around a lot as a kid. “I always say my mom’s a gypsy,” she says with a laugh. But wherever she landed, one thing remained constant: dance. “I’ve been dancing my whole life,” Fey […]

Persian Diversion

November 18, 2014 · Posted In: Business, Downtown, Encounter, Food & Drink, Restaurants

If your dining experience at Ahmad’s Persian Cuisine feels less than formal, know that vibe is exactly what Ahmad Nazar intended when opening his Old Market restaurant 24 years ago. Nazar came to the United […]

Dr. James Salhany

October 15, 2014 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Lifestyle, People

He’s an experienced musician, composer and producer. He’s a published poet. He’s a university scientist and medical researcher with widely recognized expertise in hematology and authorship or co-authorship of numerous academic papers. Among other things. […]

Maud Boutique

September 12, 2014 · Posted In: Business, Downtown, Encounter, Style

Some of Lynn Mills’ fondest childhood memories are of hours playing dress-up with all the pretty dresses, skirts, purses, and hats in her “beautifully put-together” Grandmother Larson’s walk-in closet. She topped off her ensembles with […]

The Best View in Omaha

September 9, 2014 · Posted In: At Home, Downtown, Home, Lifestyle, OmahaHome, People

Upon entering the spacious penthouse apartment of the C02 building, one is greeted by a ginormous yet unassuming bowl of Skittles. Besides getting to “taste the rainbow,” visitors also get an up-close view of any […]